Members of K-Pop band, BTS perform on ABC's 'Good Morning America' show in Central Park in New York City, U.S., May 15, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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Paris' Stade de France stadium is packed.While the music industry has seen its fair share of boy bands over the years, from The Jackson 5 to One Direction, BTS -- short for Bangtan Sonyeondan, which translates as Bulletproof Boy Scouts -- is the first K-pop group to top charts in the U.S. and Britain.The band sings predominantly in Korean, but that doesn't stop fans singing along -- songs are peppered with phrases in English and their YouTube videos have translations.Another of the band's members, Jimin, one of the youngest, serenaded the crowd with R&B ballad, "Serendipity," with the faintest smile or flick of his hair eliciting squeals of delight from adoring fans.Their hit single "Boy With Luv" broke the YouTube record for the most views in 24 hours, with 74.6 million hits when it was released in April. Beaumont-Thomas linked the group's appeal in the West to streaming apps like Spotify and Deezer, which allow music fans to discover performers from around the globe.BTS' popularity does not seem to have been affected by recent sex scandals involving some of the South Korean K-pop industry's other stars.
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